Today, is a historic day in our Nations history.  The first African American will be nominated for the highest office in our land.  I have to say, while watching Bill Clinton and Joe Biden speak last night, I was filled with great sadness.  There was a time in my life, where I dreamed of such a moment.  A time when the democratic party would nominate the first African American, Native American or other minority, to be the representation of our party.

 

But, never did I dream it would be such a poor choice.  I can’t help but think, every time I see Obama speak, of what might have been.  And what a shame it is, for some one to be so charismatic, but without substance. How great it would be to have been, to have  someone who inspires us, but has the leadship of  Roosevlet, Kennedy or the Clintons. Nothing would have made me happier than to see a qualified candidate.  Clearly, Hillary would have been the better person to lead this country.  However, that being said, is not what we are left with.

 

Mainstream media has not been able to look beyond the color of his skin, to the man himself.  This reminded me of something FDR said many years ago.

 

I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

It isn’t sufficient just to want – you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

Here lays the great sadness of the Obama campaign.  Roosevelt’s words never rang more true, than now.  Had the DNC succeeded in not allowing FDR to be nominated, I cringe to think where we would be now, as a people. 

 

We cannot afford to enter into a dictatorship, and this is what I believe would happen if Obama becomes president.  His clear ties to socialism, are there for anyone to see, if they choose to look.  This is a chance we, as a people cannot afford to take. This “hope and change” message caters to all those who are lost:  

 

True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

For the past 8 years, many have suffered.  Gas prices are at record highs, food prices have soared, and we in a war, most of us do not agree with.  By applying what FDR said to today, it is clear our country is ripe for “hope & change”.  That said, I think we all should take that as a warning, and make sure this does not happen.  Out of desperation, we should cannot grasp at “hope”.

 

It is with a heavy heart, I watch this country and its greatness, fall short of what might have been.  The main “hope” should have been, to give voice to the people.

 

As FDR said,

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

The democratic party has been through things like this before.  I am sure it will prevail, in a different sense of the word.  The party that will emerge, hopefully will be better than what we have now.   Our job now, as Americans, is to ensure what is best for this great country.  The time has come for us, to pull together to accomplish a common goal.  This goal is to ensure that the leader of the free world, is the best person for that job.

 

Obama is not that person, clearly John McCain is our only hope now for a safe future.  Some will say he will lead us to war, but think of it this way, what would have happened if Obama had been president on December 7, 1941?  Would his message of hope and change help us at all? 

 

Granted, our long term goal is take back the party we all loved.  The party of Roosevelt, and Kennedy.  But now with only a few weeks left until November, we must work as hard for McCain as we did Hillary.  This will ensure our future for the next four years, and then we can begin to rid this party, of the rats they have become……..

 

Timepassages

 

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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